If you’ve got unshielded disk cables in a tiny PC, you can run the AHCI link a bit slower to better handle interference.
There are some fun diversions this week.
- Redux 001: BuzzPhrasing.
- Modern Unix tools. (via)
- From the comments on the last source: xutil and Visidata.
- PNG and JPG explainers. (via)
- Clearly a mini VT100 is required for a mini PDP-8.
- A “life clock” that could outlive you thanks to solar power and e-ink.
- Wrist mounted cyberdeck with expansion modules. Really!
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1994: The Playground and 1995: Patchwork Girl.
- 100 walk cycles.
- Adding a ChaCha Cipher to Precursor’s TRNG. Followup.
- URLs: It’s complicated…
- ARTSEY, a one-hand keyboard. (via)
- Building telemetry for tea aka Tealemetry. (also via)
- Shaker Dice and Edge Labelings. Oddest dice ever.
Yes, I am clearing out all my open tabs from Solène this week.
- Introduction to IPFS, and OpenBSD 6.9 packages using IPFS.
- Semi-related: Synchronization files software.
- How to run a NixOS VM as an OpenBSD guest.
- How to install Gnome on OpenBSD.
- Evolution of the Unix System Architecture: An Exploratory Case Study. (via)
- Valuable News – 2021/06/21.
- TrueNAS Core 12 review. (via)
- Using the I2P network with OpenBSD and NixOS.
- Default community strings removed from snmp in OpenBSD.
- Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD – part 1 and part 2.
- Progress in support for the riscv64 platform. (OpenBSD)
- OPNsense 21.1.7 released.
- ProtoAppStore. Posted cause it should mention BSD ports.
- FreeBSD Performance Observability. (via)
No pun this time; the episode covers the title exactly – plus more recent headlines.
Matthew Dillon’s fixed a possible deadlock in HAMMER2, plus some optimizations that I can’t quantify, but are fun to read about.
ChiBUG’s in-person meeting is tonight. Go, if you are near. (and vaccinated, which you should be.) There will be stickers and of course pizza.
I am sorely tempted to buy one of those there Flippers.
- Internet Histories, Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2021. (via)
- World’s first commercial flight simulator. (via)
- The Flipper Zero. (via)
- The Age of Software: An Introduction.
- Monitoring the Health of Precursor’s TRNGs and Upgrading Precursor’s TRNG.
- Decoding the signal from 1988 Videophone. (via)
- Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game. Not just talking about it, but you can download it.
- Science Fiction Novels for Economists. (via several places)
- Hyperbolic Text.
- The Timeline of Information Technology. (via)
- The Tyranny of Time. Using a specific vocabulary, but good facts. (via)
- Surprising shared word etymologies. (via)
Your unrelated music link of the week: Chronicling Yautja’s Decade-Long Quest to Merge Sludge and Grindcore.
Follow the helloSystem links this week.
- Sponsorships for DNSSEC Mastery, second edition, are available.
- SourceHut on NetBSD, I think, mentioned here.
- SANY adopts TwinCAT/BSD for the automation of wind turbines. (via)
- helloSystem 0.5 is out. (via several places)
- Related: This comment from I assume a helloSystem developer is the best polite “how do you like them apples?” comment I’ve seen in a long time.
- FreeBSD package building pt. 4: (Slightly) Advanced Synth and FreeBSD package building pt. 5: Sophisticated Synth.
- My EC2 wishlist.
- Valuable News – 2021/06/14.
- HardenedBSD 2021 Donation Run.
- Help me decide: which BSD for a first tryout?
- Updating to Minecraft 1.17 in FreeBSD. Happened to me too.
- Are all installed packages available for reinstall?
- Support for chdir(2) in posix_spawn(3).
- Using dpb on OpenBSD for package compilation cluster.
This week’s BSD Now gets into jails heavily (do not pass Go) this week, plus a few other topics.
It’s worth saying because people don’t realize it: In-code documentation updates, even if the code itself isn’t changed, is a worthwhile way to contribute.
If you have an AR9485 wireless adapter, this bug report notes the appropriate config for DragonFly. Might work for other hardware too?
Lots of analog this week.
- The Tactile Beauty of Buttons, Meters, Knobs and Dials. (via)
- From the same place, Knobfeel.
- Baking Magnetic Recording Tape. (via)
- “The purpose of the web software industry is to extract value out of Open-Source Software (OSS).”
- The possible return of Connections. (via)
- The Computer Mouse Conference 2021 and The Mouse Sees. (also via)
- XScreenSaver 6.0.1 is out. No new savers in this release, just bugfixes.
- Explaining geometry with pizza. The pull quotes are the point.
- Itanium UNIX history.
- Some Plain Text Note Taking Tactics.
- Playdate Update. The cranking hardware console. (via)
- The little details you don’t think about when playing D&D.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1993: Curses. Not the terminal software.
Multiple links from one source is the mini-theme this week.
- FreeBSD from a NetBSD user’s perspective. (via)
- Simple use of Let’s Encrypt on OpenBSD is pleasantly straightforward (as of 6.8).
- actually, BSD kqueue is a mountain of technical debt. The comments at the source all disagree.
- NetBSD : Enable swap encryption by default. (via)
- OpenBGPD 7.0 is out.
- LEAP is removed from FreeRADIUS and therefore from OpenBSD.
- FreeBSD package building pt. 1: Introduction and test system, pt. 2: Basic Synth, and pt. 3: Intermediate Synth.
- Valuable News – 2021/06/07.
- Diving into toolchains. Deep dive!
- Updating my FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0, a test of this ZFS boot environment upgrade post I’ve linked before.
- Upgrading a FreeBSD 12.2 jail to FreeBSD 13 using mkjail. You may need this.
- pfSense Plus 21.05-RELEASE Now Available.
- GearBSD: a project to help automating your OpenBSD and GearBSD: managing your packages on OpenBSD.
Sounds like a space drama: this week’s BSD Now covers some different flavors of virtualization plus notes a Michael W. Lucas interview.